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Turpentine Tales Coming Again to Russell Crossroads

Published: 09.27.2022

Turpentine Tales

Thursday & Friday, October 27 & 28 – 6-7:30pm
The Town Green at Russell Crossroads

Take a guided walk through Russell Forest from 6-7:30pm to get to know the forest animals. Meet at Russell Crossroads for this free event that is designed to entertain children and adults alike. Two narrators will begin the tour with a history of the Benson family, founders of the Dixie Industrial Company and what once was the Southeast’s largest turpentine distillery. Then, attendees will walk through the ruins of the old distillery and will be met by characters in animal costumes. They will talk about their lives in the forest. You may find yourself listening to a black widow spider, a vulture, or maybe even a deer or two. This year’s event introduces two new animals. At the end of the trail, enjoy s’mores around a cozy fire. Email Karen Kison at [email protected] for more information.

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